CLEAN GREEN STEAM
Fund raiser...now launched, we need your help.
Please donate / pre purchase a ticket $30 single, $50 double or $100 per family of five.
We don't believe in asking our supporters and the greater community for something, without giving you something for value back in return.
Your tickets are valid until December 2022. All we have to do is sell a boat load of tickets to help fulfil our cause... All you have to do is buy one... and share the ---- out of our social media posts on FaceBook and Instagram to all your family, friends and any one else in the wide wide world.
(We need all their help and would love to give them a cruise on Paddle Steamer Curlip).
Thank you in advance, Thank you, Thank you.
If you would like to pre purchase a cruise ticket / donate to our Paddle Steamer Curlip CLEAN GREEN STEAM Fundraiser, simply click on the links below.
About Clean Green Steam Renewable Energy.
This is our second fundraising project we need to undertake it represents great significance, in how we will create a sustainable and renewable tourism venture.
Whilst, Paddle Steamer Curlip is modern in her approach to traditional paddle steamers. She does not have a wood fired boiler to generate steam. Her 11’ (3.3m) paddle wheels are chain driven on a four to one ratio by a twin cylinder steam engine, powered by an electric fire tube boiler. Her auxiliary diesel engine is only 40hp and uses very little diesel fuel per hour.
We intend to honour her heritage as a vessel that was created with the closure of a traditional timber industry to make way for vast tracts of National Parks.
We believe that an iconic historical vessel, whose origins were created as a result of the significant change needed to protect our wilderness is the perfect platform to educate our population both young and old on the importance of sustainability and renewable energy.
Many people never get to experience first hand, the savings that can be made, by changing our approach to the way we live and operate on a daily basis.
By installing a large steam condenser to recapture the steam emitted from her steam stack, and installing a reverse osmosis water making plant, that will be visible onboard. We will be able to save 500 litres of clean tap water for every hour of operation of Paddle Steamer Curlip.
By utilising our large flat roof awning we will be able to install nearly 100 square metres of slim line solar panels, capturing the sun's energy and thus stored in a large storage bank of batteries. When taken through inverters we will be able to completely power the vessels electric requirements including all lighting, refrigeration and an induction equipped electric commercial catering kitchen / galley.
Our new area of operation for Paddle Steamer Curlip is located within a world significant Ramsar Wetland. The Mitchell River Delta and many parts of the Gippsland Lakes are home to many unique species of plants, birds and marine mammals that make up the rich Biodiversity of our region.
We will install an interpretative learning facility on board Paddle Steamer Curlip, with audio visual and static displays to help inform our guests on the importance of sustainability and environmental protection. The twist will be that the learning and informative tourism process is delivered on a vessel platform that for all intents and purposes has been transformed from the 18th century.
The perfect time to install this sophisticated system is during the out of water repair works to repair the hull timber on Paddle Steamer Curlip. However with planning the works can happen on water.
This project to design and install our clean green steam approach will cost $145,000.00.
Help us Save the Paddle Steamer Curlip.
Our first and most urgent requirement is to repair the below the waterline hull timbers on Paddle Steamer Curlip. The Australian Blue Gum Timber Planks have been attacked by the Teredo Worm (Teredo Navalis, the Naval Shipworm). The worms, now eradicated and removed have affected sections of the hull of the vessel. The structural integrity of the hull planks have not been compromised and the holes are being repaired and filled.
To ensure that the vessel enjoys a long and safe life, we intend to replace her traditional blue gum timbers below the waterline with new Yellow Stringy Bark planking, the new hull, properly prepared and anti fouled on a regular basis, will be Teredo worm resistant.
The works to replace the hull timbers are quoted by a number of highly qualified Shipwrights and Wooden Boat Builders, are now finalised at $85,000.00. This project IS NOW FULLY FUNDED.
We thank our amazing community…
“the ordinary people who have shown extraordinary generosity” to help us achieve this milestone.